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Cat's Meow

1525 Wall Street. Established 1940

Nestled on Wall Street Alley in downtown Bakersfield, Guthrie’s Alley Cat is the type of bar where you could easily spend more than a few hours...especially if you’re ordering the Bloody Mary.

Trisha Reed-Fike, the Alley Cat’s manager, said this specialty drink is one that customers have been raving about for years because it’s made from scratch.

“There are no mixers used in this cocktail,” she explained. “We took the traditional recipe and made it unique to Alley Cat. It’s made right in front of you, so there are no secret ingredients, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to give away the specifics.”

Because this is a drink that’s stood the test of time, Fike said she’s proud of the acclaim Alley Cat has garnered. The establishment has been in her family for three generations and has become somewhat of a second home for her. “Our customers are loyal and it’s neat to watch them grow up and start families of their own. But one thing is certain, if our customers move away and come back for a visit, the Bloody Mary is still on the top of their list to order.”

She added there’s only one rule at Guthrie’s Alley Cat: leave all your labels at the door. “We’re a delicate balance of your local watering-hole neighborhood bar with a little mixture of night time lounge, but not too over-the-top. What you see is what you get here, so just have fun and relax.” Preferably with a Bloody Mary!


Guthrie’s Alley Cat Bloody Mary

  • Vodka
  • Tomato Juice
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Celery Salt
  • Tabasco
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Horseradish
  • Grey Poupon

Article appeared in our 28-1 Issue - April 2011